26 March 2018 - bulletin 226

Updated at 2050 GMT
Latest warnings for 17P and 03W


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical depression Jelawat / 03W
Warning 09 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 9.8N 135.1E
Location 156 miles NNE of Koror, Palau
Movement 315° (NW) at 11 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 10 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Jelawat will gradually veer northwest, later north and northeast. The system will intensify to 55 knots before starting to weaken.

Tropical cyclone Iris / 17P
Warning 09 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 18.7S 158.1E
Location 494 miles WNW of Noumea, New Caledonia
Movement 170° (S) at 7 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 30 to 100 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 14 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Iris will track south through the Coral Sea. The system will not intensify much before it dissipates within two days.

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